Monday, October 11, 2010

MON 10/11: Mucho Art, Food Talk, Rock

I have the day off, so I'm going to try not to goof off too much and get caught up with CTB stuff.

I hope a lot of you don't have to work as we celebrate the guy who kicked off European migration to the New World -- its good effects and bad. I wonder if someone vandalized the statue in his North End park today...


MON 10/11

10am to 4pm-ish
Opening Our Doors 2010
All around the Fenway

Almost every every cultural institution in the Fenway area offers free admission and special programs. There some appealing performances, but I would probably just go around and visit some cool museums and such.

Have you been to the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library (Christian Science Center)? Everyone should see this giant stained-glass globe -- I've been about 7 or 8 times.

The Museum of Fine Arts is free... The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is free…

In the park next to the Gardner will be the most interesting mix of happenings of music and art; Sidewalk Sam and others will be there painting on the ground, various groups will play, you can dance with the Silent Disco, and there's "The Big Draw" where everyone gets creative.

There's a bunch of things to see and do. If I had time, I'd probably head to MassArt for the exhibits there (which are free all the time) -- but I've taken visiting family members, and 2 to 3 stops is plenty. You can download the PDF program and see what you like.

There will be some free trolleys (look for "Opening Our Doors") making stops around the area.

MON 10/11

7pm to 9pm
Grant Achatz, "Reinventing Food Texture & Flavor"
at Hall B, Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge (Harvard campus)

They say these lectures get crowded, but the public is allowed (first come, first serve) -- so give it a shot if you'd like know about molecular gastronomy and other cutting-edge cooking techniques from a well-respected chef.

(There are still some more lectures to come in the series.)

MON 10/11

The Year Million, The Honors, Night Fruit
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Even though it is The Year Million's "CD release" show, I don't mind that The Honors are more prominent in the flyer. All three bands have something good going on, I prefer the mod, surfy powerpop hooks of The Honors. The Year Million and Night Fruit have some interesting stuff going on, but it seems a bit more deliberate and restrained although not necessarily quiet and and clean.

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